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With $ 3 + a gallon gas, who isn't concerned about gas mileage. My current car, at 14 years and 225,000 miles, still gets what was posted on the window sticker...about 18 in town and 28 on a road trip. It still gets that 28....amazing.

Cautiously, I'm looking at new cars. I've been out of town the last 3 weekends, so I've had the opportunity to rent.

I had a GP as a rental in Florida. On a road trip across the lower part of the state, the 3800 returned 27.7 mpg (with the AC on the whole time and some non-freeway driving). This past weekend, I was in L.A. I wanted a Monte 3.5 to see the mpg, but they gave me an Impala 3.5. UNBELIEVABLE. From LA to Santa Barbara and back, mostly freeway, some bottlenecks and the AC on part of the time), I got 233.6 miles divided by 7.437 gallons = 31.41 mpg. C'mon folks, for a car like that and not even driven cautiously, that is fantastic. Driven at 65 with no air would have probably returned 33 or so.

What kind of MPG do you get? Happy or sad about that?

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hmm... i dont know the seperate numbers... because i do alot of combined driving... but over gas mileage for the 3800 s/c in my monte is like 19-20

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Well....I do a lot of city driving with my Impala....so i usually get about 22-24mpg on a tank....with about 3/4 of the tank being stop and go driving. On a highway trip with it I usually get about 27-28mpg.

I burn E85 in the suburban. I have burned through about 10 tanks of it and seems to have averaged out at about 13 mpg. Compaired to about 14.5-15 i was getting with regular gas. I was pulling my boat this last weekend as was getting about 11mpg with it. I gets a little steap. I put over $150 in gas in both the boat and the suburban at one stop....OUCH.

But if I want to be able to go fishing and skiing in the summer....and to be able to pull my snowmobiles around in the winter...I need a suburban or something at least as big. It won't work to have anything smaller. So I guess that I'll just eat the extra cost and deal with it, although I can see myself driving the impala more and more if I don't have to be pulling something.

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Probably between 14-16 mpg...If I tried, I could probably get another 10+ mpg easily...but that wouldn't be enarly as much fun now would it? :AH-HA_wink:

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with my 11 year old Gen one SC Riviera 3800 I average aboubt 15-18 MPG combined....which is pretty bad IMO....I don't even drive it hard most of the time.

in my 1979 Delta 88 with a Rocket 350 I'm somewhere around 10 MPG

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'94 F-150 300 I-6/ auto: 16 combined

previous daily driver: '64 Catalina 389 V-8/RHM : 14.5 combined

Hoping for 19-20 combined from the DuraMax... if I can keep my foot out of it. ;)

I have no problem with these numbers.

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Our Cobalt gets 39 mpg when I use it, 42 when my wife uses it, and 37 mpg when my friend borrows it (he is a big time lead foot driver).

We've never gone under the 34 mpg mark, even when we only did in town driving. To our positive suprise, GM got the EPA gas mileage wrong by a LONG shot.

We are considering an HHR. Anybody getting the same kind of gas mileage out of those?

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My wife's CTS (3.2L) is averaging about 24mpg per fillup. She drives 70% expressway 30% suburban, but travels during rush hour (lots of traffic jams).

My Trailblazer is getting 16.5 mpg suburban driving and about 23 - 25 mpg highway. Taking a trip (600 miles roundtrip) to southern Illinois this weekend, so I'll check the highway mileage out again.

The Trailblazer mileage has dropped about 1 mpg the last 2 weeks, so I don't know if it's the gas/ethanol mix or the brand of gas I'm using.

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My CTS gets it's sticker. 18 City, 27 Highway.

My Avalanche gets 72mpg, downhill, with a tail wind.

or 14 city 22ish highway. Problem is, I drive 99.9% city with the 'Lanche.

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With a 60/40 city/hwy mix and a/c on about 80% of the time, I average between 18 and 23mpg, which I'm happy with out of a heavy V8.

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Our Cobalt gets 39 mpg when I use it, 42 when my wife uses it, and 37 mpg when my friend borrows it (he is a big time lead foot driver).

We've never gone under the 34 mpg mark, even when we only did in town driving.  To our positive suprise, GM got the EPA gas mileage wrong by a LONG shot.

Hmm, what size engine do you have? :)

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'99 Saturn SC1

Getting about 30 city, 37 highway. A little dissapointing, actually, since its EPA for highway is 40. *shrug* Might have something to do with my, uh, "spirited" driving. :D

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29 and change when driving purely HIGHWAY... I don't bother checking otherwise

When I'm easy on the gas I get about 25 combined. I guess thats not too bad for a car with 280hp since I did some work to it. I could probably get about 30 if it was all highway.

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26.x in all-city driving. It goes down a bit in the winter.

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About 14MPG give or take a few .x's depending on the tank. My best ever was 15.1MPG and my worst was like 13.4MPG I think, and that's all city driving.

I wish it was better, but what can you except out of probably 320RWHP?

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'84 Datsun: 32 combined (it's a six after all and I burn rubber in it)

'68 Camaro: (now gone :( ) 11 - 17 depending on the day, :ph34r: I averaged about 14.

'97 Q45: have to do the math still... I'll go through the 30 or so receipts & calculate it.

'97 STS: between 18-20.

My old 1991 S10 Blazer 4.3 5-speed got low 20s on the highway.

Hoping for 19-20 combined from the DuraMax... if I can keep my foot out of it. ;)

What? :blink:

Did I miss a thread? You got a Duramax, I'm jealous! Spill the beans.

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the Caprice gets 17-18 city if i drive sanely about 12 on average. if i drive sanely on the hiway with it around 75 with CC on i can get 27-28 amazing i know. but normaly around 25.

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Lets see...the Impala gets about 32 on the highway, 24 in the city, coming up to about 27 combined. The Cobalt gets about 26 in the city, 35 on the highway, coming in right at 30 combined. The '76 Chevy truck gets 8, no matter what, it gets 8, coming in for a combined mileage of 8. I'm happy with all of the number, especially my truck because it gets REALLY easy to calculate my range.

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The Sonoma returns just about what the sticker said: 16/20, unless my dad's behind the wheel and he's in a hurry.

Mom's Venture (what I've been tooling around in lately since the Sonoma's having teething problems) returns a little under the sticker (which is 18/24, it's AWD): about 17ish/23. I'm happy with both, since I don't have to pay for gas yet :thumbsup:

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Im lucky to get 15MPG with the MAX, but consider I have quite the lead foot. . . I average 13 Mpg.

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